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`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

No Habrá Paz para los Malvados Best Film in The Goya Awards

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No habrá paz para los Malvados was considered last night the Best Film in Spain during the Goya Awards ceremony. The film obtained 6 Goyas including Best Film,Best Director (Enrique Urbizu),Best Actor (Jose Coronado),Best screenplay... Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In received 3 awards. One for Elena Anaya as best actress and also Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias for the best original soundtrack. ...

XXVI GOYA AWARDS - Chances for the Best Film category

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Four films will be competing this Sunday to obtain as many Goya Awards as possible. The most international of all of them and recent BAFTA winner is Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In. It has also the highest number of nominations with 16. However I think that No habrá paz para los malvadoshas a better chance to get the precious Goya. It´s my feeling and I´m supporting this feeling in all the awards the film is wining in Spain. Let´ s say that when Almodóvar t...

The Skin I live In wins BAFTA for film not in the English Language

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Pedro Almodóvar´s film `The Skin I Live In´ gets the BAFTA in Film Not In the English Language category. Next Sunday this film will be competing to obtain the maximun number of Goya Awards of its 16 nominations, including best film, best director and best actor and actress among the most precious ones. Just behind with 15 GOYA nominations is the film "No Habrá Paz para los Malvados", directed by Enrique Urbizu. Other candidates to the best picture are La Voz Dorm...

Eva Hache to host Goya Awards 2012

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  Photo by: Alberto Ortega Showoman Eva Hache will be the new presenter of the 26th Goya Awards Ceremony due in Madrid, February 19th. She is a Spanish stand-up comedienne and television host. Eva Hache faces the hard mission to replace Andreu Buenafuente who successfully hosted the last two editions. The gala returns to Palacio de Congresos after celebrating the 25th anniversary at the Royal Theatre. Next in the agenda: on January 10th nominees will be announced. S...

Eva Hache Goya host

Chico & Rita to open trinidad+tobago film festival

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  Chico & Rita, an animated tale of star-crossed lovers set to a Cuban beat, will be the opening night feature film of the trinidad+tobago film festival/11, presented by Flow. The film will screen at the ttff/11 opening night gala, which takes place on 21 September in Port of Spain. The Festival runs until 04 October.   Directed by the award-winning Spanish filmmakers Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, and with a score by renowned Cuban musician Bebo Vald...

NYILFF 2011: CRUSH Winner of HBO Short Film Script Competition

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By Maria Esteves – August 23, 2011 HBO associate manager of multicultural marketing, Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-director Calixto Chinchilla and co-director Elizabeth Gardner presented co-directors Joseph Lamorte, Gloria Lamorte and writer/producer Dominic Colon with the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Script Competition Award for CRUSH, at the 12th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Gala, at AMC Empire Cinemas, Tuesday, August 16, 2011. NYILFF 2011 Opening Night Present...

NYILFF 2011: Carlos Manzano Presents Major Bloomberg's Proclamation

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By Maria Esteves – August 23, 2011 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Proclamation celebrating August 15-21, 2011 as New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) days was presented by executive director Carlos Manzano, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission at the 12th NYILFF Opening Night Presentation of Chico and Rita, co-directed by Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando held at AMC Empire Cinemas, on Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 pm. ...

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an original painting by Picasso at La Colombe d 'Or Hotel near Cannes photo by Vanessa McMahon 

La Mirada Film Festival highlights

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  LA MIRADA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 CO-PROGRAMMED BY PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, GUEST CURATORS ANG LEE, ANTONIO BANDERAS, KEN LOACH AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO THURSDAY 14 APRIL to TUESDAY 26 April 2011 acmi (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Federation Square, Melbourne Bookings: www.lamirada.org.au or  www.acmi.net.au/ticketing.htm, by phone 03 8663 2583 and at the ACMI Ticket Desk   The fabulous La Mirada Film Festival returns to the Australian C...

Javier Bardem wins best actor Goya Award for BIUTIFUL

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Javier Bardem won on Sunday his 5th Goya Award for Biutiful. Academy Award winner received this award in Madrid  for a role that may make him win another Oscar. Biutiful,the film directed by Alejandro gonzález Iñarritu will also compete for and Academy Award in the Best Film in a Foreing Laguage category. In London,another actor compeating for the Best Actor Academy Award,Colin Firth won a Bafta for The King´s Speech.This film won the Goya Award as the Best Eurpean Film. ...

Goya Awards Gala- A date at The Royal Theatre in Madrid

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The Royal Theatre The Royal Theatre in Madrid is the place chosen to host the 25th Goya Award Ceremony this coming Sunday.In such a special celebration the red carpet will be actually RED! Not green as the last four years…just a matter of sponsors… And it will be located in an extraordinary site between The Royal Palace and The Royal Theatre. Lots of Spanish film stars are expected to walk along the red carpet in their best outfits and showing the best jewels.Hosting the ceremony...

Nominees Reception - 25th Goya Awards

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Nominees reception - 25th Goya Awards Here is the "family photo" with most of the nominees to the 25th Goya Awards. This reception was hold today in Madrid. Most of nominees attended this party alghough big names like Javier Bardem or Ryan Reynolds among others, did not show up. Next date schedule : February 13th - The Goya Awards Ceremony ...

25th Goya Awards - The nominees

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BEST FILM NOMINEES 25th Annual Goya Awards Balada Triste de Trompeta directed by Alex de la Iglesia - President of The Spanish Film Academy - has obtained 15 nominations at this year's Goya awards. Second and up to 14 nominations Agustí Villaronga´s, Pa Negre followed by También la Lluvia,directed by Iciar Bollaín and the Spanish option to next Oscars,with 13 nominations and Buried with 10.There are the films with the most nominations. To win Best Actor Goya Award,Jav...

Prizewinners Holland Animation Film Festival 2010

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Winner Grand Prix HAFF Feature FilmChico y Rita, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, Tono Errando, (Spain, United Kingdom, 2010)Winners Dioraphte Grand Prix HAFF Hand Soap, Kei Oyama (Japan, 2009)Freud, Fish and Butterfly, Haiyang Wang, Liu Zengyin, (China, 2009)Grand Prix HAFF Commissioned FilmsN.A.S.A Featuring Tom Waits and Kool Keith: Spacious Thoughts, Fluorescent Hill, (Canada, 2009) And the winners are…Grand Prix HAFF Feature Film Chico y Rita Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, T...

Career Tributes Announced for 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™

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Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, IFP announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s Tribute selection represents a range of individuals who are all veterans well-versed in the journey between lower-budget indepe...

Julia Roberts arrives to the San Sebastian film festival to receive Donostia Award

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Julia Roberts arrived last night to San Sebastian where she will be receiving tonight the Donostia Award for a lifetime achievement She was accompanied by her film co-star Javier Bardem. After the gala for the first time in Spain we will see Eat,love and Pray, their latest film together. ...

Javier Bardem in Biutiful

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